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to cause dust-ups in britain. news corp, the parent company of the now defunked tabloid as well as fox news. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot is in london with the latest. >> reporter: embattled prime minister david cameron cut short trip to africa to appear at the british parliament house of commons and it turned in raucous exchange where cameron had to defend his role in the growing phone hacking scandal here. that involved allegations of wrongdoing at the now close "news of the world" newspaper. owned by rupert murdock's news corp. cameron is under fire for hiring as his press chief the former editor of the paper andy coleson who later left the role and was arrested. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> operation labor party leader didn't leave him off the hook. >> the prime minister, mr. speaker, was caught in a tragic conflict of loyalty. between the integrity that people should expect of him and his staff. and his perm allegiance to mr. coleson. he made the wrong choice. >> cameron
senior aide to britain's prime minister david cameron has been arrested in a growing scandal involving phone hacking and corruption. >>> finally, lit me finish with and the wondrous pioneering john kennedy once led. >>> could you hear the glee, the giggles of delight on your side of the aisle? >> come on. political analysts. >> michele bachmann said she hopes the bad numbers help her. >> no, no. >> she said that. >> i know what she said. >> let's get serious for a moment. you had 18,000 jobs created last month. the 54,000 for may was revised down to 25,000. the reality of it is americans are still hurting. both the administration and members of congress and the republican leadership in particular because we campaigned specifically on job creation need to get serious about this. all the talk about the debt and all the dancing -- >> you think the debt is an important issue. >> i think the debt is an important issue but in the context of job creation we've all got to work together. you cannot do it in isolation. >> here's the oft-mentioned u.s. congresswoman michele bachmann today on cnbc
, there might be a lot of fire. >> they responded this morning to great britain. they responded by obviously the closure of the -- >> yeah, obviously. >> they responded. >> but now the times. >> they responded in great britain too. i think their fear -- and i think it's a legitimate fear, growing, increasing fear with each and every passing day does jump the pond. does this come here? >> does this come to america? >> yeah. >> they put out a statement this morning that was very unnews corp. like saying they're concerned about the allegations of gordon brown and they're pursuing him and that's the game. so there's no -- these are outrageous, outlandish. >> "new york times" says the murdoch family is in a bunker according to one person close to the company. >> wow. >> hunker down. >> so that's the next question. i'm sure it's out on the websites. wanting to investigate american companyings. >> "new york post," fox news. >> yeah. >> sure they're -- yeah. >> let's get to sports. >> all right. let's do a little sports, shall we? no baseball last night. it's the all-star break, but they did have th
>>> good morning. britain's prime minister facing tough questions this morning about what he knew and when he knew it when it comes to the phone-hacking scandal opinion this a day after wild hearing walk rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendi jumped to his offense from a pie-throwing prankster live on london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces $85 billion blan to buy a praned new fleet of planbrand-new flee planes. >>> deal or no deal. new hope on those deadlock washington budget talks as a possible break through plan and even some republicans are praising. tell you what it is and what it means for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" on wednesday, july 20th. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> britain's tabloid scandal, prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament today why he hired a former "news of the woshled" editor connected to phone hacking. our own jeff glor has made his way to london for the very latest on t
with us. >> i'm chris wragge. there's been another development in britain's phone hacking scandal. a new arrest, a man said to be former editor of "news of the world" as pressure groiz on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. new development every day. television deal with bsky b looks like it's -- >> out. >> -- a thing of the past. >>> with time going out, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting according to republicans. nancy cordes joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. it appears that patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting but tensions flaired after house majority leader eric cantor, republican from virginia, repeatedly proposed a series of short term extensions of the debt limit if a larger deal proved unattainable. "i
. journalists working for "news of the world," one of the biggest tabloid newspapers in britain are accused of hacking from the phone voice mails of everyone from movie stars to politicians, even the royal family. well, now the accusations stretch to alleged phone hacking of a murder victim and even the families of british troops killed in afghanistan and iraq. today that scandal brought down the paper itself. in a surprising turn, media mogul rupert murdoch owner of the paper order it had to shut down. this sunday is the last edition. this is the same rupert murdoch who owns news corp that has the "wall street journal," "new york post," the fox news channel. we're joined by richard quest in london. were you surprised that the murdochs decided, okay, close it? >> yes, in a word. i thought they might suspend editions. i thought they might try and brazen it out, but i think in the last 24 hours it became clear, we had gone from celebrity phone hacking, to murdered victim hacking, to bomb victim hacking, to soldiers and dead soldiers hacking. we've now got two investigations, public inquiries
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coming up later in "the situation room." meanwhile, outraged lawmakers in britain have a lot of question foss rupert murdoch. will they get answers when he and their son appeared before parliament next week. why won't republicans take what they can get in debt talks. i'll ask paul ryan about this game of chicken that's making so many americans sick. [ male announcer ] to the seekers of things which are one of a kind. the authentic, the rare, the hard to define. to those always searching for what's pure and what's real from we who believe we know just how you feel. haagen-dazs. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. u.s.a.a. we know what it means to serve. >>> casey anthony will be released from jail on sunday. as a free woman, she'll reportedly live in a secret location, likely under a new name, and according to s
have been hacked. in britain today, the prime minister david cameron was forced to depend b himself in this exploding scandal during a very contentious session of parliament. our senior international correspondent dan rivers is in london. >> wolf, from the committee rum where rupert murdoch was grilled to the main chamber in the house of commons, the phone hacking story continues. there was a debate in which the prime minister david cameron faced a barrage of questions about his hiring of andy callson, tcallso coulson. >> the pattern of events suggests that the prime minister and those around him made every effort not to hear the facts. in the last week, we have become aware of five opportunities for the prime minister or his staff to have acted on specific information that would have surely led him to change his mind about mr. coulson, all were declined. >> but the prime minister insisted that he did everything he could. >> the ininquiry should consider not just the relationship between the press, police and politicians but their individual conduct, too. and we also made clear the
susan boyle and her amazing voice, blew everyone away, moved some people to tears on "britain's got talent"? remember that. "kor "korea's got talent" has got its own susan boyle. living on the street, sleeping in staircases and public toilets as a kid. the story and performance are now an internet sensation. that is why now it's trending. watch this from my colleague, paula hancocks. >> reporter: trying to calm those last-minute nerves. choy seems just like thousands of other hopefuls on "korea's got talent." but he's not. >> reporter: for the next ten years, he lived on the streets selling gum and energy drinks. he slept in stairwells or public toilets. >> reporter: and then came this. ♪ >> reporter: this powerful baritone voice from a 22-year-old is as impressive as his determination to pull himself from the streets to the stage. ♪ >> reporter: his rendition of the italian song, "my fantasy," reduced the judges and the audience to tears. he says he still feels a little uncomfortable being part of the competition. >> reporter: but he did make it through. coming out on top in th
to politicians? what do you think? >> absolutely. rupert murdoch flew the opposition in britain in a corporate jet to australia to attend an event, and shortly after that tony blair became prime minister. he gets himself invited to parties, and he plays all sides of the game here. you know, "the new york post" went after bill clinton vociferously but in 2006 when hillary clinton ran for re-election she had a fund-raiser hosted by rupert murdoch. >> do you think the republicans will get rid of the loopholes? they sound the alarm we're unfair and 35% of the corporate tax should be drap opped to 25%. >> that $4.8 billion that we as taxpayers turned over to rupert murdoch's company, we're out borrowing money and paying interest on it to give money to his company. so companies want this. it's free capital to them taken from the taxpayers, and look at from the taxpayers, and look at murdoch's newspapers constantly promoting. we can't afford to provide nutrition for children and college education for isn't that right and ambitious young people and can't afford mid care sxaul the other programs. how c
. >> and the law on this in britain? >> oh, it's a criminal offense. but what's worse is it's now emerged that they had fiscal financial relationships with serving police officers, so, for example, one individual, a member of parliament was discovered to be meeting men at a particular place in south london near where i used to live, but what happened was he would be arrested by a police officer and within five minutes a "news of the world" journalist and photographer was on site. >> what is the jeopardy for murdoch at this stage personally? >> today, his shares lost about $3 billion. >> if he can found to have known about any of this -- because owners of these newspapers, when they read them and see gold in there, they call up and say hey, how did you get that? >> he has said he knew absolutely nothing about any of this. if it's possible that he or his son, james murdoch, knew and were involved -- and remember, james murdoch was asked by a house of commons committee about whether he knew and he said he didn't -- if they did, that places them in very serious jeopardy, in fact, perjury. >>
in britain where rupert murdock is a large figure and has a large role in the nation's media. a little bit surprising is the extent of the coverage in the united states. it's been something that touched gleeful about it from some of our and our boss mr. murdock's competitors. unmistakable. >> thanks. the f.b.i. arrested 16 members of the hacking group anonymous today in a sweep that stretched across the country. agents issued 30 to 40 search warrants. the group has claimed responsibility for numerous cyber attack against government and corporate websites around the world. the a.t.f. gun running operation known as operation fast and furious resulted in nearly two dozen arrests. but most of the people arrested were released. almost immediately. correspondent william la jeunesse looks into why. >> hi. >> hi. i'm looking for mr. carille? >> what is it regarding? >> are you aware of the gun indictment, the indictment regarding purchase of fire arms? >> at the center of fast and furious, 20 defendants all accused of trafficking guns to mexico. >> we feel very strongly that we have completely dis
in crisis mode in britain, and that murdock was quoted in another paper today defending his company's handling of this scandal and said he's annoyed by the recent negative press. >> and august 2 is the day america will hit it's credit limit. but there is no deal in sight. the white house spokesman says they're still talking and we shouldn't expect any quote, hallelujah moments tonight, making for a tense mood in washington. is the clock winds down on the nation's credit a war of words is boiling over. >> if they bring this economy down, they have broken it, they own it gave us three bad choices. higher taxes, smoke and mirrors, or default. >> house majority leader showed he shouldn't be at the table. >> time for the leader to make concessions. he's taking it in stride. >> i imagine he's frustrated and the fact is that we goring to abide by principal autos that followed a tense exchange at the white house, cantor told the president the two sides are too far apart. and president obama threatened to veto any measures and said don't call my bluff. >> we're in the fox hole. this is not e
paying people off to gain an advantage, and it looks like that has happened in britain, and that would be, in fact, a violation of the law, and i think the fact they are lawyering up says they take the letter senator rockefeller and i wrote very seriously. and you asked my interests, i'm a senior member of the commerce committee and jay rockefeller is a wonderful chairman of the committee and we have teamed up here, we have oversight over the communications and mergers, news mergers, so that's why we are very concerned here. >> you mentioned in your letter, les hinton specifically, at "the wall street journal" and it's that kind of cross fert lieization of the personnel that starts to become very worrying, doesn't it? >> it's very worrying, that's why we wrote to this independent oversight committee that was a condition of the sale when "the wall street journal," dow jones company, which owns "the wall street journal," when that sale went through, one of the conditions by the family who owned "the wall street" was they set up this independent committee, and the whole idea was to ensure th
rocks britain. brings down a decade's old tabloid. now it is hitting home. congress is calling for a big investigation that story is next. my doctor's again ordered me to take aspirin. and i do. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ mike ] listen to the doctor. take it seriously. we made a miracle. and we got onesies! sometimes miracles get messy. so we use tide free. no perfumes or dyes for her delicate skin. brad. not it. not it. just kidding. that's our tide. what's yours? you know that comes with a private island. really? no. it comes with a hat. you see, airline credit cards promise flights for 25,00miles, but... [ man ] there's never any seats for ,000 miles. frustrating, isn't it? but that won't happen with the capital one venture card. you can book any airline anytime. hey, i just said that. after all, isn't traveling hard enough? ow. [ male announcer ] to get the flights you want, sign up for a venture card at capitalone.com. what's in your wallet? uh, it's okay. i've played a pilot before. >> greta: a massive phone hacking scan
, unlike in britain where you have the class system, where you went too school and who your parents are and who you are bred into, that's how you get on in life. in america, i've spend four or five years immerse ing myself in this culture, the class system is built on hard work, success and achievement. it's surprising to me the people governing the country pander to that by this rhetoric of everything has to make a profit because the way you have a yardstick of success. >> if you're talking about social mobility, yes, that's the american dream, the ability of one generation to do better than the generation that spawned them. that was something that was quintessentially american. we're tenth in the american dream right now. we're tenth in social mobility compared to other countries around the world. which is like sweden coming in tenth for swedish meat balls. >> piers: i happen to be on donald trump. i like him. i've been on one of his shows obviously. he went lashing into china, i thought he slightly missed the point. it seems to me the trick america should be now deploying surely
. until recently, the top sunday paper in britain. >> i feel regret. clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, that i believe in. and that the company believes in. >> at issue, long-running phone hacking scandal in which the victims had been largely celebrities, but there was outrage when allegations merged that the paper hacked phones of school girl who had been abducted and ultimately killed. victim of the terror attack on london transport which happened six years ago today. prime minister david cameron, the former press secretary, former news of the world editor caught in the hacking scandal called for an injury. >> what this government is doing is making sure that the fact of the public and i feel so appalled by what has happened. murder victims, terrorist victims. who had their phone tapped is disgraceful. that is why it's important there is a full police investigation with all the powers that they need. >> reporter: there are also allegations that news of the world paid police for information. >> n
of controversy in u.s. and britain. a big resignation and public apology in the phone hacking scandal involving the parent company of this network. senior foreign affairs correspondent ammy kellogg has the latest from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock said he was sorry. it was allegation that news of the world hacked in dowler's cell phone after she was abducted that proved catalyst for the current crisis at news international. >> founder over the company, i was appalled to find out what had happened. i apologize, and i nothing far to say. >> reporter: the meeting was private, called by murdoch. the lawyer for the dowlers described the mood of news corp.'s boss. >> i think he was very humbled and shaken. very sincere. i think this was something that hit him on a personal level. >> reporter: murdock is said to have told them that the practices of "news of the world" did not live up to the standard set out when his own father entered the newspaper business. another apology will come tomorrow in british national newspapers with a full-page advertisement by rupert murdock in which he says, "the n
. >>> hundreds of thousands of public employees staged a one-day strike in great britain protesting conservative led governments austerity plans. schools were the hardest hit with 11,000 partially or completely closed. 19 people were killed during a two-day military surge by syrian forces trying to keep residents from fleeing to turkey where 10,000 have gone during a government crackdown on the political opposition. >> at home, the man in charge of america's military went out with a flourish. molly henneberg reports on the final day for defense secretary robert gates. >> after working in the federal government four decades. including c.i.a. director and first defense secretary to serve both a republican and democratic president, robert gates was praised by the commander in chief. >> a humble american patriot, a man of common sense and decency. simply one out of are nation's finest public servants. >> then president obama presented gates with the nation's highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom. >> i'm deeply honored and moved by your presentation of this award. it is a big surp
when you do. and try 3d white toothpaste and rinse. >>> leaders of all main three parties in britain are meeting this evening to discuss the scandal that put rupert murdoch's media empire. mr. murdoch and his top lieutenants son james murdoch and rebecca brooks have been summoned to parliament to be questioned by mps who are furious of the allegations of phone hacking and the payment of police officers for confidential information. but now, they are not the only ones being investigated. two current and two former metropolitan police officers including andy hayman, a terrorist analysis for msnbc news who i spoke to at the royal wedding were investigated for wrongdoing in a criminal investigation six years ago. with the latest on the escalating scandal, i'm joined by stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, "international news" has not confirmed that mr. brooks and mr. murdoch will not attend the inquiry, and why would they go? >> well, they are not compelled legally to go, and it is not going to be pleasant experience for them. they have serious questions they will have to face, and there
moment. >>> nobody will be sleeping at wimbledon today when britain's anan murray plays a semifinal rival rafael nadal. thth will be very exciting. nadal is just incredible on the court. >> it's going to be a great match. excitement does not describe a new stage production in nearby london. david sillito of the bbc stayed awake long enough to file this report about it. ♪ >> reporter: this takes a little bit of explaining. ♪ >> reporter: the gang of singing octopuses are trying to lull you to sleep. and this is the audience. yes. they really are tucked up in bed in a theater. >> i always fall asleep in the theater. i've slept through so many shows in my time. "the lord of the rings." "oliver." so we thought it might be a nice idea to make a show that's especially for an audience that falls asleep. >> reporter: and instead of seats, the audience has beds. this is where everyone spends the evening and the night. and if i'm going to join them, i'm not allowed to be dressed like this. i've got to wear pajamas. and once you get into bed, the cast has one objective. to give you a good night'
on the part of his enemies to tear down the entire murdock empire in britain and the united states. this is going to go a long way. >> did he give them the rope to do that? >> i don't know if he did. somebody did a lot of things wrong. evil was done, but there are people who seize upon those acts who have other agendas and other games. >> willie, it's expanding fast. 4,000 people hacked. >> it's a matter of time before the investigation here starts. senator rockefeller is going to look into it. he's going to look under a lot of stones that may cause scurrying here in the states. >> no doubt. >>> new democratic fund raising numbers released. it's one of the top stories. also ahead, we are going to talk with dr. brzezinski and governor john. bill. >>> yesterday was the hottest day of the summer in many locations. as a whole, the hottest day. it was 102 in st. louis yesterday. 97 in d.c. roll lie hit 100. some of the cooler air is working its way in. it's less humid. it's not going to be that chilly, just less humid. the exceptions from oklahoma city to dallas, memphis to atlanta thro
in britain. >> i think she looks fine. >>> have you ever gained weight on vacation? eight pounds in two weeks. yeah. look at that. i eat stuff like this. on vacation i have no rules. number one worst vacation spot for your waistline coming up next. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. u.s.a.a. we know what it means to serve. [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen models, including the jetta, awarded a top safety pick by the iihs. that's the power of german engineering. hurry in and lease the jetta s for just $179 a month. ♪ visit vwdealer.com today. >>> good news, bad news for the staff of rupert murdoch's newspaper. they have new jobs in siberia. 200 positions are av
, the media and the government politicians. that's the key in britain today. it's long been a thorn in the side of the british way of life, this cozy relationship between the power institutions. if this comes to a halt, that would be something. but not many people are betting on it, chuck. >> martin fletcher in london with the latest on this. let's see what happens with brew pert a rupert and where he turns up here in the united states, if he goes public at all. >>> we've heard that faith can move mountains. but can it move voters in this iowa it is doing just that. while faith may lead to victory in the hawkeye state, as nbc explains it, it may not lead to the republican nomination. >> reporter: for iowa republicans, you got to have faith. take michele bachmann. at an iowa church two weeks ago it was more sermon than stump speech. >> jesus is part of every part of life, including law, including politics. >> reporter: bachmann's not the only one. >> for me my faith is very important to me. it influences all that i do. >> if you believe your rights come from your creator, then it is
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. another shocker from the now defunct british tabloid, the "news of the world." britain's "daily mirror" reports that "news of the world" journalists tried to hack the phone records of 9/11 victims, and the scandal is now jeopardizing rupert murdoch'sed by to buy bskyb. >>> a brutal weekend in mexico as violence between rival drug gangs kills at least 40 people in the last 36 hours. the violence included ten bodies found decapitated in northern mexico. more than 40,000 have died as a part of drug violence in mexico in the last five years. i'll repeat that number -- more than 40,000 have died. >>> as the crew of the space shuttle "atlantis" gets to work in space today, some good news from the ground. nasa says it is no longer concerned about a piece of space junk due to fly by the international space station tomorrow. >>> new defense secretary leon panetta spent the weekend in war zones, first meeting with president karzai, and then avoiding insurgent rockets in iraq, where today he is meeting with iraqi officials about the fate of u.s. troops scheduled to leave that country by the end o
. that was shock and disturbing. it's an indication of quite the depth of anger because what's happened in britain is the public has come to realize that most of their politicians were in the hands of this man that he had enormous influence over them. that he had the power to reward some and punish others that every prime minister really over the past 25 years has felt inclined to visit him, hear what he has to say, take account of his views. and i think when all of this came out and they saw what his news empire was actually doing to ordinary members of the public, the public has erupted. that's why you saw what happened today. i think that -- i wouldn't advise him to walk down the streets in london at the moment on his own. there is a white hot feeling of anger about how families' phones have been hacked of children who are dead of servicemen whose bodies were returned to the united kingdom. whose families phones were allegedly hacked. gordon brown the former prime minister saying that the medical records for his disabled child were stolen by criminals from a london hospital. imagine, the kind o
america and britain is this, that the tightness of the establishment in britain is just -- it's just such a different thing. i lived and worked in london for a number of years and people here can't really get their head around what a small incestuous world it is. a much smaller world where a small city runs, media, all went to one of two colleges and everybody knows each other. in this case, the complicity of the establishment, the political establishment, the journalistic establishment, the law enforcement establishment, hoe they are all in one way or another were in on this is in some ways the bigger story than murdoch himself. it was the culture that created this entire environment. >> exactly. >> chuck, another "time" article. "conspiracy of two." >> we got the wrong guy. >> oh, it's cantor now. >> actually, he's on the other side. >> exactly. so let's talk about what's going on on capitol hill. they're back and forth. we've been saying here, republicans need to step forward with a deal. at the same time, the democrats haven't put a budget together. this is a mess. how does it ge
has some answers. >>> all the way to the top. britain's prime minister forced to testify before parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and
before gordon brown became britain's prime minister they found their infant son had cystic p cystic fibrosis. >> they would mow me they had this story about fraser's medical condition and told me they would run it. >> reporter: how did that happen? >> in tears. >> another scandal about it. and with it for the first time it is spreading beyond "news of the world." allegations that murdoch's son own the awe dust sunday times look broke the law to get stories. >> i'm wondering if you can help me. that call to a law office who was said to be an accountant working and looking at the financial times looking for some dirt. the questiroyal's reporter cliv goodman asked for carne from andy soleson to buy the green book which contains all the confidential phone numbers of the royal family and their staff. in that e-mail goodman says a proil protection officer has a stolen company and wants $1,600 for it. >> if i was alleged somebody has taken money to disclose telephone numbers and for them and their anyones, it's an appalling breach of security. >> meanwhile a huge murdoch takeover bid has b
britain's prime minister faces tough questions this morning about what he knew and when he knew it, when it comes to the phone hacking scandal. this a day after a wild hearing that saw media mogul rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendy jumped to an attack from a pie throwing prankster. live to london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces an $85 billion plan to buy a brand new fleet of planes. what it could mean for the economy and jobs in the united states. >>> deal or new deal? new hope for the budget talks. a possible break-through plan, president obama, even some republicans are praising. what it could mean for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on wednesday, july 20th, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament over where he hired a former news editor from a newspaper that faces questions over phone hacking. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you from london.
in britain's phone hacking scandal. this morning, a new arrest in the investigation of a man said to be a former editor of the "news of the world." as pressure grows on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. we will the latest on that in a bit. every day, a new development. >> that is right. >> looks like that thing is a thing of the past. we will get to that coming up. >>> first with time running out to increase the debt limit, tensions running high in the ongoing negotiations at the white house. according to republicans, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes joins us from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it appears patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead, and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting. but tensions flared after ho
brown became britain's prime minister he and his wife discovered their infant son had cystic fibrosis. that private family trauma was suddenly splashed across the front page of the murdock-owned "sun." brown says it was devastating. >> in tears. your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. sarah and i were increrebly upset about it. >> reporter: and another murdock paper, "the sunday times," was allegedly using known criminals to hack into brown's tax records, his bank accounts. brown says it was a vendetta because murdock didn't like his politics. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened. because of the links with criminals, known criminals, who are undertaking this activity. >> reporter: even the royals were targeted. there are damning allegations that murdock management knew years ago "news of the world" had breached state security but didn't tell police. it's alleged the paper's royal reporter asked the editor for $1,600 so he could buy a top-secret directory called the green book which contains all the confidential phone numbers of the royal family a
in britain broke the law. reporters are accused of paying queen elizabeth's bodyguards for secret information, potentially jeopardizing the monarch's safety. they're also accused of accessing former prime minister gordon brown's bank information anand stealing the medical recos of his seriously ill baby son. >>> it was anything but a normal commute for the riderer on the boston to portland amtrak line this morning. the train traveling at about 70 miles per hour slammed into a tractor-trailer, causing it to burst into flames. the driver of that truck was killed but none of the 112 passengers or three crew members suffered life-threatening injuries on the train. of course, just last month an amtrak train in nevada collided with a semi truck killing six people. >> i'll be riding an amtrak train today, as a matter of fact. >> really? >> something to think about. >> where are you going? >> to d.c. 1,400 passengers ride the portland to boston route every day. >> big commuter line there. >> absolutely. and the train did push the truck more than 200 yards. >> you always hear the train is coming -- ob
, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. this as britain's prime minister speaks out how he and his family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop president
's a fascinating story. the murdochs basically drew a line in the sand at the hearings in britain a couple days ago. there's a lot of terrible things going on, a lot of people are culpable, but we didn't know about it. they did a good job i thought. the problem with the story, it's got to stand up. if it stands up, they escape. if it doesn't, they're in big trouble. some of the executives blamed, are saying, hey, we told james murdoch, james murdoch didn't understand why they paid people off, he was new at the job, he agreed to go along with it. the legal manager and the former editor of the "news of the world," two very senior executives at news international have issued aut!ñ statement say that's not true, we actually briefed him in detail on, he knew exactly what was happening. it's not clear if that's the sort of start or trend and people are concerned and say the murdochs got it all wrong and they were lying basically to parliament, then they're in big trouble. >> with all you know and your experience, you working in the community, do the murdoch statements align with what you've heard about
britain's largest paper. one of rupert murdock's people is going to test. brooks was released on bail after being arrested over the weekend. she was heading the news corp. media division when she stepped down. she turned herself in and is cooperating with police but continues to deny any wrong doing. late last night, london's police commissioner abruptly resigned. the head of police there. paul stevenson announcing he's leaving his post that his unit they are investigating was corrupt. had close ties with news international's now defunct news of the world. pat, i want to invite you in on this. where does this go? it's clear how cozy the relationship was between the politicians and the media. >> right now, it's going up to james murdock. quite frankly, people are going to seize upon this. it's a disaster in england. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal ha
in great britain. >>> prime minister david cameron is expected to meet milly dowler's family today, the girl kidnapped and murdered back in 2002. her parents are suing murdoch's paper "news of the world" over allegations that her phone was hacked and her voice mails deleted giving her parents the false hope she was deleting the voice mails, meaning she was still alive. but the scandal getting bigger by the minute. dan rivers will join us live from london at 6:40 eastern with the update. >>> to politics and the high stakes stalemate over increasing the nation's debt limit. the clock is ticking. we're now just 21 days from an august 2nd deadline to avoid a disastrous government default. president obama and congressional leaders from both parties will meet again this afternoon after nearly two-hour session at the white house yesterday. the president upping the ante in the debt showdown saying without a deal, millions of seniors and veterans might not receive their benefit checks. republicans call that a scare tactic. meantime the senate's top republican floated a backup plan that woul
's split down the middle. in london, though, and in great britain, who reviles him? we are hearing tony blare, after he has labor meetings, gordon brown's wife had slumber parties with murdock's wife. >> hello. sleep, so to sleep, with rupert murdock. >> a great story is the institution that brought down the allegations is the guardian newspaper. they have no skin in the game and go directly to the heart of the scandal and build facts and establish the case that this was a widespread culture of hacking. the politicians were on the sidelines. police on the sidelines. the newspaper, the media is the one who could crack it open. >> the collusion between all sides is not journalism. >> what you get now is a great irony. the murdock papers have used all kinds of witch hunting techniques to go after enemies, political op opposition and celebrities. he's become a witch hunt, not to say that there is plenty of real, legitimate inquiry into the journalistic activities he is responsible for the culture and maybe some of the criminality as well. there's obviously a cover up that's been ongoing and
international -- the european branch here -- to close down britain's most popular sunday tabloid, the news of the world. this phone hacking also led to the arrest on friday of the british prime minister, david cameron's, former chief of communications, andy kohlson, who also used to be an editor of news of the world. also police are under investigation forallegations that they took bribes in exchange for information. and then the latest twist, as you mentioned, involves the former prime minister, gordon brown. latest suggestions of unethical journalistic practice are extending now to two other papers as well. also part of rupert murdoch's empire, the sun, and the sunday times. they are alleged to have employed a con man to gain access to former prime minister brown's bank accounts, getting into his sons' medical records and, ultimately, revealing -- breaking the story -- that his child has cystic fibrosis. here's what gordon brown had to say. >> they got access to my legal files. there's some question mark about what happened to other files, documentation, tax and everything else. but i'm
murdoch's memorable day of testimony, britain's prime minister was verbally hammered in parliament as lawmakers demand answers about his connections to that ongoing phone-hacking scandal. the ripple -- it's every part of life. law enforcement, politics, media, everyone's ensnared in this thing. >> it does seem like there's a lot of favors, a lot of the behind the scenes money passing hands which is why this scandal continues to spread, of course. >> very cozy relationships. >> indeed, that's true. >>> also coming up later this half hour in our "morning papers," a special and personal announcement for our viewers so be sure to stay tuned for that, we'll let you know what's going on behind the scenes. >> we've had several personal announcements on the show. so one more today. we'll get to that the end of the half hour. >>> but we begin with the dangerous heat that has trapped millions of americans in a week-long steam bath. >> we're talking about the sweltering heat wave that is now covering a huge area from texas to georgia. and also from minnesota to maine. abc's t.j. winick has th
edward island as paul harrison of britain's sky news reports. >> reporte >> reporter: swapping designer jacket for life jacket. kate was keen to show her husband who really wears the trousers in this modern relationship, as the couple went head-to-head in a dragon boat race. as the newlyweds fought for bragging rights in their first public tussle of one upmanship. by a nose it was william who conquered. back on the same stretch of water, william was keen to prove he was a sea king in more ways than one. a search and rescue pilots, the dukes at home have control of these helicopters. this is water birding. flight lieutenant william wales has never landed on water before. but he got it right, first time. soon, it looked like he was showing off. if there was any question about the duke of cambridge's abilities at the controls of a sea king helicopter, this proves he's a dab hand and he's got one maneuver on his colleagues who've never landed on water like he has. watching from the sidelines, kate, on the other side of the camera for once. the duke may have felt he was the main billing at t
of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in the british press over the last 24 hours claiming that brown's personal information has been relentlessly pursued for the last decade. a scandal that started with just one of rupert murdoch's tabloids is spreading. now two more of the media mogae gu mogul's newspapers "the sun" and "the tusun times." an adviser to gordon brown said in 2006, the editor on "the sun" paper and "news of the world" contacted the browns saying that they knew their newborn son had cystic fibrosis and it was going to print the story. gordon brown spoke today with the bbc. >> in tea
. a controversial in vitro lottery will launch in britain giving protective parents winning thousands of dollars towards expensive fertility treatment. tickets of the so-called game will be sold online, and every month. some are now calling the lottery wrong and entirely inappropriate. and this isn't your average invitation, a marine asked mila kuhnous out on a date from afghanistan. >> and just want to one thing i'd like to ask you, like you, on november 18th, from greenville, north carolina with yours truly. take a second, think about it, get back to me. >> wow, the sergeant's got more of the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines posted this on youtube and we don't know if she's watched it yet. no word on her response. those are your headlines. now, time for the 7th annual wounded warrior, injured troops in afghanistan gathered and everything from scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing and more. rick reichmuth is trying to keep up. >> exactly the 7th year this event has been doing on and joined by will parker, you lost your leg on may 31st, i think may 31st and that's a few weeks ago. >> yeah, about four o
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